Re: partition table lost [and found]
Brian, you can do it with any program that can edit a partition table,
including Linux fdisk and Norton's Disk Editor.
Another possibility is the DOS based partition table editor from
PowerQuest called ptedit. That program is freely available from
PowerQuest's ftp site. The file you want is petedit.exe, which is the
DOS mode version.
I agree with the other post about NOT using Win9X fdisk for this job. It
wipes out the existing boot sector when it creates a new partition, not
to mention that you can specify cylinder numbers with it anyway.
Brian Butler wrote:
> Tom Pfeifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > There's a DOS based program called findpart that may help. You can find
> > it here:
> > http://inet.uni2.dk/~svolaf/utilities.htm
> Olaf's software has done it!
> We grabbed findpart from the above, made a DOS 6.22 system disk, put it on
> there, and just ran it according to the .txt file that came with it.
> It ran for a couple of seconds and gave us a list of the partitions, types,
> Now, we need advice on the best way to get this found partition information
> into the table on the disk. Is it even slightly smart to just fire up fdisk
> or cfdisk and go to town?
> The owner of the box with the problem does have his copy of Norton Utilities
> from years ago, no manual readily available. Is there a good way of getting
> this done with that tool?
> Thanks to everyone for all the help.
> --Brian Butler